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Sunday Habs Links: NHL releases playoff schedule

Here are your daily links, including Jeff Petry's points streak, Carey Price's (practically guaranteed) trophies, Max Pacioretty's recovery timeline, and more.

Apr 9, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens players celebrate a Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) (not pictured) goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA
Apr 9, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens players celebrate a Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) (not pictured) goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA
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Montreal Canadiens

  • The NHL released its playoff schedule, here's how the Habs' series breaks down. [EOTP]
  • Before yesterday's game, Jeff Petry was currently on the longest point streak of his career, collecting four goals and seven points in his last six games. According to Petry: [Canadiens]

"I haven’t changed anything in my game lately. I’m just a little bit more aggressive up ice. It’s something that the coaching staff wanted to see, not only from me, but from the rest of the defensemen, too. They always want to get a fourth man on the attack."

  • Down Goes Brown agrees - the most obvious trophy should be Carey Price for the Hart. Check out that and the rest of the the most entertaining goalie storylines of this year. [Grantland]
  • Zach Fucale broke a QMJHL playoff record.

  • #67's playoff status is still uncertain, but it's in his best interest to put his own health before a speedy return. [EOTP]

  • Michel Therrien says that Pacioretty is responding well to treatments, which suggests that it's not a concussion, or that there was an injury aside from a concussion. [La Presse]
  • Baby Galchenyuk looks exactly like current Galchenyuk for some reason.

#nationalsiblingsday @agalchy

A photo posted by Alex Galchenyuk (@agally94) on

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Buffalo Sabres clinch last place overall by losing to the Columbus Blue Jackets. You did it guys, you really did it. I'm so proud. [Die by the Blade]
  • Tyler Seguin missed practice and was scratched for the next game. Here's why it was the right move by Dallas. [Defending Big D]
  • Bob McKenzie talks about the teams who were expected to make the playoffs but didn't, including the L.A. Kings. [TSN 690]

  • Bryan Murray's diagnosis last year has since prompted many other people in hockey to get tested. Good to know something positive came out of of the whole thing. [TSN]
  • Can the Ottawa Senators or N.Y. Islanders be this year’s L.A. Kings? Remember that the Kings had the best shot-attempt differential in the league last season. Short of actually calcuating luck, we just don't know.